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CNN
Jan 24, 2010 2:00pm EST
? to the united states or places beyond. yet the u.s. is saying, don't even think about. we will repatriate you, we will deter you. that's correct, right? >> well, i think the united states is saying that we want people to stay here and help rebuild haiti. those who have -- who want to go to the united states, who want to go legally, obviously, we don't have any problem with that. >> what if they turn up illegally? what if they get across throughout desperation? is there a humane process to deal with them, or will they just be locked up? >> i've gone to the radio many times and explained to the hatian people, they should stay here, there'll be a lot of money here, a lot of opportunities here, and when the time comes to rebuild this country, the united states will repatriate people on the high seas, because it's a dangerous voyage, because we know many thousands of people have lost their lives over the years attempting that. and that's not something we think people should statement. there's a legal way to seek immigration to the united states and we're going to encourage people to pursue those a
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 6:00am EST
that they could take appropriate measures. in their path on the way back into the united states. but we have since the incident we have had numerous conversations with the ceo's of carriers, the secretary will be meeting with the head of-- in geneva on this trip she is going to today after the hearing with you, and we will be having a discussion with airline carriers as to how we can all work together to improve the security of the system. >> carriers have indicated that information regarding passengers visas dad this is not available in real time when a passenger checks in at the airport. we will actually be taking addresses and other similar problems. >> so, the visa revocations and these are refusals or did nylz are checked prior to boarding an individual. bair check this part of the preflight screening process that is ongoing and has been ongoing for some time. >> okay, so do you think there is an issue with them not having this visa information in real time? >> the state department uploads all of these issuances that it makes to databases that are coming that we share with the law enforcement
FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 9:00pm EST
restored the united states prestige for damaged it with apologies? listen. >> i will restore our moral standing so that america is, once again, that last best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom. >> president obama embarks on his first european swing, a trip largely focusing on the languishing global economy. >> if you look at the sources of this crisis, the united states certainly has some accounting to do with respect to a regulatory system that was inadequate because of massive changes that have taken place in the global financial system. >> after already apologizing for setting the global recession at least partially in motion the president also apologized for america looking down on europe. >> in america, there is a failure to appreciate europe's leading role in the world. instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, this have been times where america has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive. >> can i ask you whether you sub vibe as many of your predecessors have to the school of american except
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 11:00pm EST
, the united states supreme court handed a huge victory to the special interests and lobbyists and a powerful blow to our efforts to rein and corporate influence. it's strikes at our democracy itself. by a 5-4 vote, the court overturned more than a century of law, including a bipartisan campaign finance lot written by john mccain and russ feingold that barred corporations from using the nato clout by running advertisements for or against candidates. this opens the floodgates for an unlimited amount of special interest money into our democracy. this gives the special interest lobbyists new leverage to spend millions on average -- on advertising, swaying voters to vote their way or punishing those who did not. that means any public servant who has the courage to stand up to special interest and stand up for the american people can find themselves under assault come election time. even foreign corporations can now get into the action. i cannot think of anything more devastating to the public interest. the last thing we need to do is hand more influence to the lobbyists in washington or more powe
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
stored there at one time. as far as crossing the stuff in the united states they were arrangements. people that is u.s. custom agents and immigration officers were paid off at the international bridges. in the federales colony i told them i was just the meat of the house but they noticed i was wearing a rainy pair of converse vanishes and retorted, why are you wearing new converse? we're going to torture you with electric shocks on everything else. so they took me to jail. i was 17 at the time. and that sort of a story about how people get involved in the drug trafficking business at an early age to make money and they're exposed to these amazing circumstances, huge amounts of drugs, heavily armed people in a very dangerous lifestyle. so this is my friend. >> as a journalist and an anthropologist, i really appreciate the power of a story in this book is full of stories. which makes it extremely rich in detail. i wonder if you can tell us sort out some of the most icing findings that you gleaned from speaking both to drug traffickers and drug agents or something you didn't expect or
WHUT
Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
in the united states. >> we would never get a pass, not in today's politics. >> then we will have to come face-to-face with u.s. and american limitation, something that is not part of the whole psyche of the united states. >> of mcmansions and mcdonald's. >> i have heard some criticism of china not giving very much money for haitian relief, and i wonder what would happen if china actually decided to give a lot more in terms of manpower and money. would we then say we have got the chinese at our doorstep? >> very, very good point. the way that the chinese have -- many countries have been pretty well handled in africa by china. >> do we want the chinese so close to cuba, cso close to venezuela, that so many americans would think that china is too close to us? >> americans do not like to be number two or number 3 when it comes to anything -- a, proximity to power in the oilfields. i think that you are right that you would find there would be more of a rallying cry to come and make sure haiti is taking care of. >> lauren, isn't it the case that we do not like to be number two, but in many ways we
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 8:00pm EST
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CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 2:00am EST
-span is a person under the law of the united states and constitutional holding. here is why -- if the fcc and fbi were to blow through these doors right now and turn off all the cameras and a subpoena your files, it would be c-span -- it cannot vote, it is not a citizen, and yet everyone would recognize that that is a fundamental violation of the rights of c-span. why? because at the end of the day, c-span, just like any other association of individuals, it is an association of the people that make up the entity. this is very important. we cannot skip past the idea that associations of individuals have their rights and keep it short shrift. have to be respected in a democratic republic. with regard to george sorus, campaign finance law requires them to spend independently all he wants, but the sec investigated import i believe two years for a book -- the fcc investigated him out for i believe two years for a book he wrote about george bush. if we are deciding if a book should be banned or if books are illegal or if books are not part of our debate, whether by george soros or any other individual,
WHUT
Jan 23, 2010 7:00pm EST
and bush outside the oval office where they pledged that the united states would help to rebuild haiti. >> it will be difficult. it is an enormous challenge to distribute the aid safely and quickly in a place that has suffered such destruction. >> i know a lot of people want to send blankets or water, just send your cash. one thing the president and i will do is make sure the money is spent wisely. >> what these men have said is true. it is still one of the most remarkable in the places i have ever been. they can escape their history and build a better future if we do our part. >> the united nations said the haiti disaster is the worst it has ever confronted. it is estimated that 200,000 people died with 2 million homeless. hundreds of thousands of people are still waiting for the aid to reach them. logistical problems and violence hindered the efforts. this report from port-au-prince contains a distressing images. >> this is port-au-prince from the air. you can see how these size and importance of the building was its curse. this was the supreme court. this was the presidential palace
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 10:00am EST
, guatemala and into the united states. these were hazardous journeys. in the introduction you heard some instance there was some 17000-mile journey. one of the ships i'm going to talk about, the golden venture, had been at sea for 120 days by the time the passengers got here. they had been in a hold of the ship for 120 days. that didn't mean anything to me. i didn't give it much thought. 300 people, in a space probably if we started at the shelf there and connected to the wall over there, would be smaller than this base. for 120 days, and i was trying to find historical analogues for other big wedges. i thought what about the mayflower? that came to plymouth with all the pilgrims. in 1620, how long were they a seat? they were at sea for 60 days. and the people on the golden venture for 120. the problem is some of the ships were not seaworthy, and sometimes they would overturn. people would go into debt to pay really enormous fees in order to come here to the united states. in the 1980s, you had to pay a snakehead was $18000. by the 1990s when they start moving people on the boats, the pr
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 5:00pm EST
in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we see barack obama from two lens this week. on the one hand, he's the president. directing america's formidable might to ease the plight of millions in haiti. on the other, he's the de facto head of the democratic party. a party that just suffered a major electoral loss. there's lots of analysis what went wrong for the democrats, whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or sxrit what else this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's approval ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan, bill clinton, jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings. 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union. and 43, because of 9/11. and the rallying effect that had on the presidency. so obama's situation is not dramatically worse than many of his predecessors which means it can be corrected. but what should he do? i would put it very simply. obama needs to start acting like a president and particularly the president he campaigned to be
FOX News
Jan 24, 2010 4:00am EST
to them to go so that they can keep them on doing the paper work in the united states. >> they had emergency visas issued to 80 of the children including one of the harris children. >> yes, one of the harris children went today. >> she is still here with us and hopefully on monday she will fly home. >> why is it that just one of the harris children were able to make it on the flight? >> i think that happened like that. it is not because she doesn't have the paperwork like the birth certificate, she does, the truth is with the list, she was not on it but we are working hard to put her on the list on monday. >> what has the situation been here with the food and water and security? i know they were concerns when we were here. >> for food the situation is better. and the situation is one of concerns but we are trying to have some guards to make sure that we are safe and today we are low on water. we are going to see how we can get water for the children that are here. >> and there are still over 40 children here as you can look around and you see children still living outside of house.
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 10:30am EST
cooperation between intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, both here within the united states and throughout the world. notwithstanding, these remarkable achievements over the seven years after the enactment of the department of homeland security and some of the extraordinary defenses which occurred in 2009, the record also shows that in 2009, three islamic terrorists broke through our defenses, a man who murdered an army recruiter and little rock, ark. simply because he was wearing the uniform of the u.s. army. the doll house on who murdered 13 americans -- nidal hasan who killed 13 people in fort hood and abdulmutallab. there are clearly some things about our homeland defenses that are not working as we need them to. we need to find out together what is to win on and why and fix it. i know it is probably not realistic to promise the i feel very strongly that that must be our goal. it is the standard that will guide our committee in this inquiry and the other we are conducting on the terrorist attack at fort hood. any recommendations that we make as a result of our inquiry.
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 6:30am EST
but true, you need to stop and kill the enemy. a few one-man -- the president of the united states or a few political leaders, the president of the united states, the leaders of the major european countries, and the european union can institute a bounty program and with nato or without nato can promise to bomb and degrade the military forces of any country undertaking eliminationist assault. they have the power to do this. literally overnight. it just takes a few moral men and women to change the eliminationist, the genocidal calculus of all future eliminationist and genocidal leaders. we need to tell the truth about our duty. ask yourselves each one of y you -- if i'm right, that a bounty program would have saved 800,000 people in rwanda, ask yourself would you say it should have been in place? how many of you would say, no, we should not have had a bounty program. it would have been better to let 800,000 people die including hundreds of thousands of children? how many of you would say that and tried to defend that position? i say it like this because i know that people will think that wha
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 1:00pm EST
. >>> this is "gps" the global public square. welcome to our oviewers in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we see barack obama from two lenses this week. on the one hand, he's the president, directing america's formidable right to help the ease in haiti. he is the head of the democratic party, the party that just suffered a major electoral loss. a lot of analysis of what went wrong for the democrats of whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or to the right and what all this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's presidential ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan and bill clinton and jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union and number 43 because of the rallying effect on the presidency. it is not much worse than his predecessors so it can be corrected. what should he do? obama needs to start acting like a president and, particularly, the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack ob
WETA
Jan 24, 2010 9:00am EST
.s. and american litation, something that is not part of t whole psyche of the united states. >> of mcmansions and mcdonald's. >> i havheard some criticism of china not giving ve much money r haitian relief, and i wonder what would ppen if chinactually decided to give a lot more in termof manpower d money. woulwe then say whave got the chinese at our doorstep? very, very good point. the way that the chinese have -- ny countries have been pretty well handled in africa by china. >> do we want the chinese so close to cuba, cso close to venezuela, that so many americans would think that china is too close to us? >> americando not like to be number two or number 3 when it comes to anything -- a, proximity to power inhe lfields. i tnk that you are right tha you would find there woulbe more of a rallng cry to come d make sure haiti is taking care of. >> lauren,sn't it the case that we do not like to beumber two, but in many ways we are sliding? we borrow l our money from cha, a a educational system is a disaster. >> energy. energy, a very complicated picture, but certainly o comes from overseas, 60%
CNN
Jan 23, 2010 7:00pm EST
. and today i am announcing that the united states government will appeal this decision. our justice department will file that appeal from the judges' decision next week. >> and the vice president also discussed the upcoming iraqi elections. more than 500 iraqi candidates might be banned from the march race because of past links to the outlawed political party of saddam hussein. >>> americans have opened their wallets and their hearts to help haitians with donations to the red cross, to unicef, wyclef jean's charity and many, many other charities. but how much of your donation actually goes to those in need of the money most? we'll show you these three people here. they donated to three charities. and guess what, we're going to break down their dollars, where their money is going coming up. you want to know. big nighttime breathing relief... introduces-- drum roll please-- new breathe right extra. the only strip with an extra spring-like band, it's 50% stronger for congested noses that need extra help in opening nasal passages... so you breathe even better. and now get two free sampl
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 6:00pm EST
achievements the association of the united states army presented to him two years ago the george marshall metal its highest award. so here to describe that life story and is my friend lieutenant general julius becton. [applause] >> thank you very much. as you may remember we always -- we sometimes had difference of opinion. [laughter] >> [inaudible] >> you're the boss, that's right. and it worked out okay. it is always good seeing you and thank you for letting me come to your facility. frankly as i look around i didn't realize i would know so many people from past experiences. let me start by giving a brief comment about my background to set the stage so to speak. my father was a janitor, my mother was a domestic worker. they had third and tenth grade education respectively. my wife's parents were similarly, had similar backgrounds. but the two of us started working together with a lot of help from a lot of friends and reached a height in our world of academics, politics, military and society. this autobiography was initially designed for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren with a simple
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 8:00am EST
. that is the united states will not dream of enjoying safety until we live it in reality in pal stein. >> we will talk to one expert on bin laden, and that's coming up in a moment. >>> and then a story out of afghanistan. three u.s. service members were killed today in separate roadside bomb attacks. the military says both bombings happened in southern afghanistan. two service members were killed in that first blast. we got word a short time ago a third had been killed in a separate roadside bomb. >>> let's get you back to the top story today. a new tape out today believed to be from osama bin laden. one person that has interviewed bin laden face-to-face, peter, and he joins us now. he says america will never enjoy security until we are in palestine. >> he said that many times in the past. he has talked about the palestinian issue for many years, and he said it was a front against the crusaders, quote, unquote, and the jews. he is veryanti-smetic. al qaeda doesn't take ownership of its failures generally speaking, but there must have felt there was propaganda advantage in taking responsibility for thi
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 7:00pm EST
direction from where america wants to go. it will allow the biggest corporations of the united states to engage in buying and selling of elections. if you look at the staggering figures in the four to 100 companies and the revenues they have with profits, they can now unleashed directly in these elections, and that has potential to totally up and our system and corrupt the process in a way that i think should alarm every american citizen. just think of some hypothetical. as my colleague said, we're still going through the court decision. but imagine aig, just received millions of dollars of taxpayer money, being able to turn around spending money to advertise against people who disagreed with the agenda. think about the biggest firms on wall street at a time when you're trying to hold them accountable, to take money and defeat those who call for greater transparency and accountability on wall street. think about corporations, u.s. corporations, whose main financial interest and a majority profits come from investments in china and other places around the world,. their profit margins a
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 1:00pm EST
into the united states without a visa. >> that is an excellent point and it is of great concern to us for some time particularly when we are looking at individuals in great britain who may have dual citizenship in pakistan and england and maybe using one passport to travel to pakistan and their british passport to travel to our country. i realize it is an issue for another day but if it's of great concern. we have to -- >> we have to learn the lessons of this case but not over learn the lessons. using this data is very much integrated in the equation. let me ask a question in when dhs was established in 2002, they wanted to assign personnel today's issue in diplomatic posts overseas to review -- eight years later. dhs personnel as i understand it are in about 15 out of the 220 state department posts around the world. that small number is even more disturbing when you consider that dhs and the state the province have identified 57 posts as being high risk. i also understand that request to expand to three more of these high risk posts for more than a year and that you signed them recently. why
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 9:00pm EST
. they make good bin laden's threat to destroy the united states. if a bomb goes off in peoria obvious columbus, ohio, that'd be a bad thing. but the idea of the rest of the country would fall apart, everybody starves to death or something strikes me as ridiculous kind of exaggeration. these people are never questioned about that. as this kind of hyperventilating has been taking place now for decades. i'm trying to -- i tried to put that into context. i do want to stress that nuclear weapons are terrible. they can kill lots of people. it's just that one bomb like that isn't the end of the planet. and we'd had years and years of that. okay. let me talk a little bit about the exstraplation that's gone beyond that. not only to nuclear weapons, but now they are in a new category as wepons of mass destruction. these are -- the phrase has been around for quite a long period of time. but it only got really inflated and became very common in the 1990s, basically in the first bush administration and in the clinton administration. so what has happened is the nuclear weapons which definitely are
ABC
Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
. only the top two finishers will be going to vancouver to represent the united states. fletcher was named one of the finalists for the walter payton award, that is the man of the year award in the nfl. the winner will be announced at the super bowl. >> we will be ( clicking ) ( laughs, click ) when you hear a click, ( clicking ) you know it's closed and secure. that's why hefty food bags click closed. hefty! hefty! hefty! so you know you've helped lock in freshness and lock out air... to help prevent freezer burn. be sure it's secure with hefty food bags. just one click and you know it's closed. hefty! hefty! hefty! ( click, click, click ) >>> bring your umbrella if you are going anywhere tonight. >> take a look at all the rain on the way. the cold front will like -- will arrive late tomorrow morning, bringing cooler conditions. it did five degrees for the morning high temperature. it will fall during the afternoon hours. sushine on tuesday and wednesday, and those are snowflakes for thursday, friday, and into saturday. some really cold air is on the way once again. >> is wor to
CBS
Jan 23, 2010 7:30pm EST
, including the united states, gave $6.3 billion to help mitch victims. question. before the earthquake this year, haiti received $700 million inned a per year on a per capita basis. haiti was one of the world's largest foreign aid recipients. what is haiti's track record in handling foreign aid? do i have a volunteer? you write editorials. >> i write editorials. this is a question we haven't explored, but clearly, given the death toll and given the horrific images we've seen out of haiti, the money isn't well spent. i mean, haiti still is and remains the poorest country in the caribbean and in the western hemisphere. the money is going in, but it's not being put to effective use. >> you've heard of the wall street -- >> i'm not confirming the "wall street journal" and its massive circulation. but january 19th this week, he said haiti received $701 million in foreign aid in 2007. on a per capita basis, haiti between 86 and 2002 finds haiti has a tote at mismatch of foreign aid and government capacity to absorb it. where's it going? >> it's a failed state. a lot of it's being stolen. th
CBS
Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
with the united states to provide relief to the island. 12,000 troops have been dispatched to provide food and medical care. for the scale of the response, aid groups complained that the right supplies aren't getting to the right people. military officials say they are working as fast as they can in a country that had a feeble infrastructure before the quake. what are the military lessons. milton wells, my next guest specializes in civil military operation. welcome to the show. >> good to be back. >> how is the haiti mission going. >> i think haiti offers a truly water shed opportunity for the military and particularly the government in general to take advantage of the enormous talent, energy and opportunities that are out there in the private sector and the open source community. this is something that is different than what has been done in the past. i am pleased to see this engaged. >> what do you mean by that. when we spoke earlier, you said it's extraordinary how the networks and social networking has been used. how have they been used. >> within hours of the earthquake people from ar
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
brown now senator-elect united states senator-elect brown, did stress on terrorism. on election night when he was celebrating, he said to the people of massachusetts and to the whole country watching that he believed his message on that front on how to handle people taken into custody suspected of terrorism and he thought the voters of massachusetts were sending a message. >> the message we need to send in dealing with terrorists our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them. >> donna, if you ask anyone involved in this race, we'll have two key pollsters joining us in a few minutes, they say that was part of it the christmas day attempted bombing on that jetliner, martha coakley supported putting him on a track to have him tried in federal court. >> let me say that president obama is following in the same footsteps as george w. bush and trying many of these suspected terrorists in federal court. there's no question that we all would like to see these terrorists brought to justice. we want to see al qaeda destroyed and dismantled but we understand o
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 12:00pm EST
understand the law when it comes to enemy combatants versus terrorists versus united states citizens. >> david, as you comment on that, i want you to listen to a dramatic moment at a congressional hearing when senator mccain asked three people who work for you on the front lines on the war on terrorism whether they were consulted in the decision to take the christmas day bombing suspect and put him in the federal system. >> i understand admiral blare, that in response to senator collins you were not consulted as to what venthew christmas bomber would be tried in, is that correct? >> that's correct, yes, sir. >> what about you? >> no, i wasn't. >> is that the way this is supposed to be done? if somebody is arrested the justice department or whoever can go ahead with this prosecution without consulting the intelligence community and essentially the people whose job it is to protect the american people? >> first of all, let me say, there were consultations on a whole range of matters between all the relevant agencies -- >> why did they say they were not? >> admiral blair connected his t
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2010 7:00pm EST
. [laughter] and i understand larry was so sad to leave france to go back to the united states that i was able the next day to give him a nice piece of news. i said to him, larry, as i am taking it to the station where you are going to take your vote in germany back to the states that want to tell you that you now have a family in france, my wife has announced to me this morning that she was expecting a child. do you want to be the godfather? and strangely enough, this child named alexander 35 years later lectured in this very museum because she had written a wonderful book about a great painter. so larry knew that he was going to come back to france and he did. six months later as a reporter for "newsweek" and as dan told you i entered paris and here we were going to compete for the big events of the news, but as competitors. larry collins one day locked me in my bedroom in baghdad, so i wouldn't send the photographs of the iraqi revolution, and long time ago, to paris match but i was able to avenge myself a few months later by giving him a wrong train schedule to a chain leaving to-- and i w
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2010 2:00pm EST
. should they be frustrated and angry at him? >> he's the president of the united states. ultimately he accepts responsibility and he knows that he has to move our country in a new direction. he said from the beginning it's going to be tough and challenging and he isn't shying away from that challenge. he said he's going to continue to fight. that's what he's going to do. every single morning he wakes up recommitted to fighting on behalf of our country. every night before he goes to bed he reads letter from 10 people around the country, sometimes children, asking for help. the people in america are so resilient. they love this country. they are willing to work hard. >> do they have reason to be frustrated at him? >> they have a reason with everybody because we have not delivered yet. we're in washington and we have to change the culture here. that's not something that's easy. it's not something that's going to happen overnight but certainly they have every reason to be frustrated. there is also a "washington post" poll that said look, if you show people what is in health care, they are
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 12:30am EST
was checked >> a new agreement signed in new york between them u.s.s.r. and the united states reaffirmed the removal of all restrictions on communications much as partitions and trade between west berlin and western zones of germany. >> attention, attention we have a communique about the lifting of the berlin blockade. there was officially announced by the big four powers at 3:00 this afternoon that the blockade will be lifted on may 12th >> men's lives the gates are being opened now and the first vehicles are going. they seem rather happy about the whole thing. no matter where i may go i shall watch always with interest the part of berlin will play in the formation of a german government and with complete confidence that this part will be a democratic party. therefore i shall not use the english word goodbye but rather try to say to you men's lives. >> her earlier general lucius clay, when he left berlin at the end of the airlift 750,000 people lined the route to tempelhof airport silently as he left the city. >> this was remarkable seeing the scenes of berlin. one of the scenes there w
CNN
Jan 24, 2010 9:00am EST
in the united states senate and house of representatives. i don't think that's in america's interest and i hope our colleagues on the republican side will join us to curtail the essence of the decision. >> all the corporations can do that now. but what the senator fails to mention is in the last elections, the unions put up $70 million in monies they had to disclose, and the rest of it was monies they used to basically get out the vote for democrats. also, as vice chairman of the national republican senatal committee, i have to say, we raised about $90 million for a republican candidate for senate. the democrats raised $150 million and they got it mainly from businesses. if anybody thinks businesses are republican, especially big businesses they need to think twice. most of them are democrat, and they will give all kinds of money. it comes down to free speech. do these people have a right to participate in the political process? i think the unions should and the corporations should, and there are ways we can curtail offensive action if they want to. >> there will not be a law passed this year,
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2010 8:00am EST
back home in the united states. there is also the market here which is bustling with goods but most can't afford it. one day at a time things are moved forward. it's a massive effort to try to help 3 million people who are homeless, 500,000 living in tent camps and eventually the plan calls for moving vast numbers of people out of the devastated capital to the outskirts of the city to tent camps which are more permanent solution. back to you. >> all right. ron allen, thanks for that. >>> today there is a new audiotape reported from osama bin laden. the al jazeera network aired that tape. the man in the tape directs the message at president obama and claims responsibility for the attempted christmas day terror attack. the audiotape also threatens there will be more attacks against the u.s. nbc news has not independently verified the voice on the tape as that being of osama bin laden. >>> meantime in iran 46 people are injured after an emergency plane landing in northeastern iran today. a news agency reports the incident occurred when the back of the plane caught fire as it crash landed a
NBC
Jan 23, 2010 11:00pm EST
of sunshine today, but a totally different picture tomorrow. >> vice president joe biden announced the united states will appeal a court decision dismissing manslaughter charges against five black water security guards. they are accused of the 2000 shooting that killed 14 iraqi civilians. the vice president spoke after a meeting with the president in baghdad. >> the u.s. is determined to hold accountable anyone who commits crimes against the iraqi people. while we fully respect the independence and integrity of the u.s. judicial system, we are disappointed by the judge's decision to dismiss the indictment. >> the u.s. has resisted iraqi demands that the contractors face trial in iraqi courts. >> conan bids farewell to "tonight show " viewers. we will have a look back at the show. >> one of those pacific storms is on the way. we will i calculate my own payroll. it works... pretty well. right, guys? announcer: there's an easier way. do your payroll with intuit online payroll. just enter employee hours. it calculates all the taxes and creates paychecks. get a 30-day free trial at intuit.com. hos
ABC
Jan 24, 2010 10:00am EST
week" debate. >> then, the president of the united states. >>> and the round table weighs in on the state of the union, with george will, cokie roberts, sam donaldson and former bush strategist, matthew dowd. and as always, "the sunday funnies." >> hello, i'm conan o'brien, and i need all of you to write me a letter of recommendation. >>> good morning. it's a brand new ball game here in washington as the president heads to capitol hill this wednesday to deliver the state of the union address, he's dealing now with the senate that's been dramatically altered by the stunning win in massachusetts of republican scott brown to fill the seat held for 46 years by ted kennedy. health care reform is this trouble. this morning, a reminder that this all takes place in a still dangerous world. a new audiotape that appears to be from osama bin laden in which he specifically talks about the failed bombing on christmas day. on american airlines flight 253. joining us, david axelrod. david, thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> that was the week that was. the jub set in massachuse
CBS
Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
laden and is threatening the united states. >> translator: merve will never dream living in peace. >> reporter: peace -- america will never live in peace. >> translator: the attacks will continue. >> reporter: he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration administration is firing back. >> this something that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly, murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: the audiotape has yet to be authenticated but terrorism experts say it's similar to previous recordings by osama bin laden and that it does suggest another attack could occur within the next 12 months. >> we'll continue to be on the offense against osama bin laden and al qaeda. >> reporter: in the minute-long tape, osama bin laden praises the would-be bomber on christmas day. but terrorism experts say there's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that he had anything to do with abdul mutallab. >> osama bin laden is still a motivating force for jihadists. we have to stay after
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 7:00am EST
's right. 196 detainees left. 35 to be tried in the united states, 50 to be held under a law of war regime. and another 10 to be repatroted. what i 0 would suggest is from those comments, we look to see different options available. i would suggest that the detention facility is not closing in the time anticipated but now is the fresh opportunity for us to look at providing the president with additional solutions. you have civilian law enforcement model and a law of war model. it seems a great time for policy makers to look at the national security court system. they are trying to follow the recommendations of the task forces for what's available. after the supreme court decision in late 2008, june, i believe. they offered very little guidance on what to do. they said yes, they could bring the detainees into the united states. they didn't give any guidance on how to determine they could come into the united states. there is no guidance given caller: what exactly is the cost per an inmate in the long term in trying these people. i know each individual is different, but what is the long-term
FOX News
Jan 24, 2010 5:00am EST
, the negro. not that barack obama was on his way to be president of united states, he was on his way to mr. black u.s.a. >> i think i've seen the magazine spread. >> you see my point. it's not so much as it was racist but, light-skinned, negro so disrespectful to obama but the dream to the people that he was supposedly representing, black and white. >> he sounded like somebody from my grandparents era. >> it was ridiculous. >> would someone come out and say michelle -- you don't do that. not only that, the notion of negro dialect, you have a bad habit of associating the way people speak with their race. we are giving wait people speak racial equivalents. >> he was being honest about that. if someone calls the house and saying i think that was a black guy that called me or wasn't. >> i don't think america is going to elect somebody who speaks ebonics, but i don't think anybody is going to elect somebody who talks like that. >> president obama said he was going to compliment to him. it could have been a dis to all the other blacks, dark skinned blacks, that may not speak perfect english. i t
HLN
Jan 24, 2010 7:00am EST
'm announcing that the united states government will appeal this decision. our justice department will file that appeal from the judge's decision next week. >> last month a federal judge found the government's case violated the defendant's fifth amendment rights. he also said federal prosecutors disregarded warnings and assigned more experienced prosecutors to the case. >>> as much as 450,000 gallons of crude oil was spilled when two shipped collided at a texas port. that is according to a u.s. coast guard official. but local officials are saying about 42,000 gallons spilled. it is still unclear how much actually leaked. after the incident, the port of port arthur was closed and people who live nearby were evacuated for about seven hours. no one was injured. >>> you could say actors jeff bridges and sandra bullock had a bit of deja vu at the s.a.g. awards. bridges won best actor for "crazy heart" and bullock for "the blind side," the same awards they won last sunday. and a little later, we'll run down the list of other s.a.g. award winners and also look at betty white getting a lifetime ach
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2010 3:00pm EST
as a colonel in the united states are forced. >> talking about the danger these men went through flying into and out of berlin with a feathery corridors into berlin, one in the north and one in the south and then the central one a range as the return. but one of the things -- i wonder if you could describe the conditions of landing at the temple of the airport in the center of berlin. >> temple of the airport for any of you who have seen it one of the most extraordinary places in the world in the first place on one side is a building. it's done in nazi gothic, it was the largest building in the world three-quarters of a mile long looped around with seven levels, there were hospitals complain factories down into the ground. they had more floor space than any building in the world until the pentagon was finished. on the other side of this goal, very pretty, the other side of this grass bowl six and seven story apartment buildings and they couldn't be torn down, not in a city that had lost 80% of its housing, so the planes had to come into this grass airstrip with metal bats, we put down m
FOX News
Jan 23, 2010 11:00pm EST
making internet freedom a policy priority for the united states because fierce the system was being hacked into as well as ire yn's efforts to suppression f the internet there. and what is interesting is back in 1998 hillary clinton said the internet had to be rethought and now, if today because of what is going on she's seen a larger social freedom issues involved here this is a huge hit. >> all right, james. >> i have a miss for the transportation security administration. 22-year-old going through airport security in philadelphia. tsa agent pulled a plastic bag containing white powder out of the carry on demanding to know where she'd gotten it. it turned out tsa planlted it on her as a joke. saying he lost his job, but i think there should be criminal charges against this guy so he can be named and made an example oof and kim? >> a super slimey mix to former president candidate john edwards this, is a guy who has an affair, denying he has an affair, when he finally gets caught and has to admit it convinces an aide to step forward to say the baby was his, and now, only now, it's ma
CBS
Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
says he's osama bin laden and he's threatening the united states. >> america will never dream of living in peace. >> reporter: the arab network al-jazeera was the first to launch the tape. >> our attacks on you will continue. >> reporter: he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration is firing back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderess thug and terrorist. >> reporter: experts say it is similar to previous recordings by osama bin laden and that it does suggest another attack could occur within the next 12 months. >> we are going to continue to be on the offense against bin laden, against al-qaeda to protect the american people. >> reporter: in the minute long tape, bin laden also prays the would be christmas day bomber who admits to being trained by al-qaeda in yemen but terrorism experts say there is no evidence whatsoever that bin laden had anything to do with abdulmutallab's plot and the tape may be an attempt by bin laden to
NBC
Jan 24, 2010 12:00pm EST
, 2009, when barack obama was sworn in as the 44th preside of the united states. he became the first african-american ever to hold the office of u.s. commander in chief. the event was witnessed by well over 1 million attendees here in washington. that was then and this is now. tom sherwood takes a look at how the year has worn on the president and at how people in businesses around the white house believe things are going one year later. >> reporter: the big buttons are still selling. a dollar and up. the bobblehead obama is $9.99 marked down from $15. that's better than what's his name going for $6. this temporary obama inauguration store opened a year ago on 7th street downtown near pennsylvania avenue. i thought the store would be here a couple of weeks. it is still here a year later. >> actually, we planned on february 10th. we stayed open because of the sales went sky high. >> reporter: a year ago, as many as 2 million people crowded into downtown d.c. for the historic inaugural of the first african-american president. he was seen as a crusading new figure in national political
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